JOHN WAYNE IS DEAD: Rex T. Necord: 7”

Jun 13, 2014

I sharpened my scalpels to dissect this record, because reviewing music is all about digging in and trying to figure out how all the parts fit together. When I sliced past the lo-fi, garage punk skin of these tunes, I got confused. Things aren’t where they’re supposed to be. Everything’s put together weird. Are those strange ska veins running through it? Are those melted rockabilly kidneys? And that voice box, it’s like one of those dudes with nicely emotive throats from a basement steampunk band decided to come out in the daylight and start banging on things. I poked and I prodded, but ultimately I decided that the best option was to put my tools down and just enjoy this baffling and beautiful bit of danceable madness.

 –mp (Bat Shit Crazy)